I'm finding it more of a challenge than I'd imagined. For one thing, I usually just make whatever strikes me at the moment, with no particular goal in mind except to make something. If it fits into the series, fine; if not, fine. But now I have to limit myself to a specific size, color scheme, and subject matter. She wants something with plants, and the colors need to coordinate well with the other two pieces.
Here are the ones she has:
So I fiddled around with some things for a couple of weeks, but nothing came of it except some wasted time and considerable frustration. What to do, what to do? Time to recycle! I had some old monotypes in my "scrap works" drawer that I'd been avoiding cutting up for collage, probably because I had harbored some subconscious notion that I'd be able to "fix them", and maybe shouldn't give up on them just yet. But, being uninspired, and running low on good collage material, I finally said "what the hell" and threw them into the bathtub on Friday. Yes, I did say the bathtub. My old pieces have various mixed media layered onto the monotype surface, and much of it is water based. I can't get everything off, but after it has soaked for a while, I wipe off as much as I can.
I've come up with one new piece so far; here it is:
I think it could use more work, but this is what I have so far. I have two questions. One, what else does it need? And two, does it "go with" the other two? Thanks, in advance, for your help!